David Loughrey

Consultation blamed for decision-making delays

Consultation blamed for decision-making delays

Dunedin City Council leaders say the public consultation process has become confrontational and is being misused by special-interest groups, leading to delays in decision-making.

Frustrations grow as garden blocked

Frustrations grow as garden blocked

"Frivolous" demands by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust are blocking a new Mediterranean garden planned for the Dunedin Botanic Garden, the project's developers say.

Zero-tolerance against illegal parking

Zero-tolerance against illegal parking

Dunedin parking officers are starting a crack-down on illegal parking on mobility spaces, and they are armed with a bigger stick to punish offenders.

Dunedin firm will rebuild rail overbridge

Dunedin firm will rebuild rail overbridge

Dunedin company Zeal Steel has won the contract to rebuild the Dunedin Railway Station overbridge.

Opponents play dirty over health spa

A Roslyn boutique day spa and massage therapy business which plans to relocate across the road has  been branded a 'massage parlour' in pamphlets generated by opponents.

Yvonne to rest after her massive boring task

Yvonne to rest after her massive boring task

After more than a year under the sand at St Kilda beach, Yvonne the tunnel-boring machine is back on dry ground.

Council puts off decision on voting system

Council puts off decision on voting system

A decision on the future of Dunedin's voting system has been put off so the Dunedin City Council can work out how to negotiate complex legislative rules.

DCC to consider voting change

DCC to consider voting change

A Dunedin City Council committee will today consider whether the city will retain the single transferable vote (STV) system or go back to the first past the post (FPP) method.

Heads held high and newborns benefit

Heads held high and newborns benefit

The models were tall, the tea high and the lamingtons just the right shade of pink.

Stadium target up $10m

Stadium target up $10m

The Carisbrook Stadium Trust's target for private-sector funding for the Awatea St stadium has jumped by $10 million to $55.5 million.